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Politicos in Richmond, Virginia, reacted in muted disbelief, and many declined to speak on the record as the news first circulated Friday. He later issued a video statement saying he was "deeply sorry" but still committed to serving the "remainder of my term".
  • Five arrested after Brazilian dam collapses, killing 84

    Five arrested after Brazilian dam collapses, killing 84

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    The company is now draining the dam that set off the alarms to reduce the amount of water in the reservoir. At the headquarters for the local mining union, which lost more than one in 10 members by organizers' count, treasurer José Francisco Mateiro blamed the company and authorities for putting him and his comrades at risk.
  • What is a frost quake?

    What is a frost quake?

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    Freezing temperatures in Chicago - which at one point Thursday were said to be lower than those in Alaska and Antarctica - have reportedly caused a loud, ground-shaking phenomenon to occur: so-called " frost quakes ". It was hard to pinpoint where they were coming from. Local news station WGN reported today (Jan. 30) that its viewers had heard " frost quakes " in the city overnight.
  • Venezuela Opposition Leader to Police: Leave My Family Alone

    Venezuela Opposition Leader to Police: Leave My Family Alone

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    Sechin last was in Caracas in late November, when he flew in to rebuke Maduro over delays in making shipments of oil to repay outstanding loans, Reuters reported at the time. European Union governments will move to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president from next week, but using cautious language for fear of setting a precedent for political crises, two EU diplomats said on Friday.
  • Elizabeth Warren offers private apology to Cherokee Nation leader

    Elizabeth Warren offers private apology to Cherokee Nation leader

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    Months after sparking outrage from indigenous tribes by releasing DNA test results to confirm her Native American ancestry and debunk President Donald Trump's racist attacks , Sen. Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks about federal government employees working without pay and workers trying to unionize at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., January 21, 2019.
  • USA federal judge mulls gag order in Roger Stone case

    USA federal judge mulls gag order in Roger Stone case

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    Jackson cautioned Stone, a longtime Republican campaign adviser and confidant of President Donald Trump , against treating the buildup to the trial "like a book tour " and reminded him he should not argue his case "on the talk show circuit".
  • Canada withdraws half of diplomats from Cuba: the cause

    Canada withdraws half of diplomats from Cuba: the cause

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    Canada recalled diplomatic families from Havana in April after some minors started showing the symptoms. But officials said other programs may be adjusted in the coming weeks and diplomatic staff from outside Cuba might assist. Vidal said. The Cuban Government has been cooperating with a Canadian investigation into the cause of the illnesses, which has not been determined.
  • New Jersey Man Charged With Insurance Fraud After Appearing To Fake Fall

    New Jersey Man Charged With Insurance Fraud After Appearing To Fake Fall

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    Goldinsky denied attempting to make a fraudulent insurance claim when approached when asked about his arrest at his home in Randolph. CCTV footage purports to show the man throwing ice on the floor and then lying down on it. He's due in court on February 7. The man then tosses the plastic cup into a garbage before walking towards the ice on the floor. The prosecution of insurance fraud is part of a statewide crackdown by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, officials said, according to ...
  • United States envoy Stephen Biegun reveals North Korea nuclear pledge

    United States envoy Stephen Biegun reveals North Korea nuclear pledge

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    It has repeatedly demanded a lifting of punishing US-led sanctions and has also sought a formal end to the war, as well as security guarantees. Biegun said the United States had eased the rules on the provision of humanitarian aid for the North, adding that he would discuss other "corresponding measures" when he meets Kim Hyok-chol in the South Korean capital.
  • New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker announces 2020 presidential campaign

    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker announces 2020 presidential campaign

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    That same day, Harris announced that she was running for president . Cory Booker on Friday morning declared his candidacy for president. In 2012, Booker angered liberals by criticizing President Barack Obama's attacks on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying that painting Wall Street with "broad brushes" was unfair to "the good people who work there".
  • USA to Announce Its Exit From Cold War Nuclear Arms Treaty

    USA to Announce Its Exit From Cold War Nuclear Arms Treaty

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    On Thursday, Thompson met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov in Beijing and Ryabkov said "there was no progress" in the talks on the issue, according to Russian state media outlet TASS. "The position of the American side is very tough and like an ultimatum". "If Russia does not return to full and verifiable compliance with the treaty within the six-month period by verifiably destroying its INF-violating missiles, their launchers and associated equipment, the treaty will ...
  • 4 children dead after Gauteng high school building collapse

    4 children dead after Gauteng high school building collapse

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    It is understood the walkway collapsed as the children left the hall after assembly. "We can now officially confirmed that 26 learners were affected". So far we have managed to identify one deceased learner. Paramedics say that all pupils have now been removed from the rubble. Two male students and one female student have been killed in the incident.
  • Germany, France and Britain to set up European transactions channel with Iran

    Germany, France and Britain to set up European transactions channel with Iran

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    The EU countries have been considering the idea of a special payment channel with Iran since past year, after the US' dramatic withdrawal from the landmark nuclear deal , signed by Tehran and six world powers in 2015. However, it has continued to test its ballistic missiles, which Washington and many in Europe say could eventually be fitted with nuclear weapons.
  • Interim Budget 2019: Big bonanza announced for farmers

    Interim Budget 2019: Big bonanza announced for farmers

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    The Finance Minister is also expected to announce measures to entice farmers. Basic exemption limit may be raised from Rs 2.5 lakh to '3 lakh for individuals of less than 60 years of age and from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh for those aged 60 years or more but less than 80.
  • Senate rebukes Trump, advances measure on Syria troops

    Senate rebukes Trump, advances measure on Syria troops

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    Thursday's vote serves notice to the White House that senior Republican leaders want a reversal of Trump's order to withdraw United States special forces from Syria and a check on future plans to withdraw troops in Afghanistan . "Withdrawal of the United States forces from the ongoing fight against these groups. could allow terrorists to regroup, destabilize critical regions, and create vacuums that could be filled by Iran or Russian Federation, to the detriment of United States interests ...
  • Sen. Rand Paul awarded $580,000 in suit against neighbor

    Sen. Rand Paul awarded $580,000 in suit against neighbor

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    Paul was tackled from behind and suffered six broken ribs, including three displaced fractures. The case went to the jury on the third day of the trial. Boucher's attorney, Matt Baker, announced that he would appeal the award, claiming that no punitive damages should be given, because Paul had returned to his "customary lifestyle" of golf and skiing after the assault.
  • Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains

    Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains

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    The Met Office says an amber alert means "there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property". The wintry showers should steadily ease off as the day goes on and brighter spells are expected in northern and western areas. The Met Office has issued a new amber warning for snow and ice for the region, which comes into force this afternoon from 2pm and runs until 9pm this evening.